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Go Dance for Change – Empowering movements and culture integration, will present two dance workshops at IMMA – Dancehall and Afro-Brazilian Dance.

Dancehall Workshop: 7pm
Dancer and facilitator Vithoria Escobar will lead an Old Skool Dancehall steps workshop. In this workshop, Vithoria will teach choreography based on a sequence of steps of Old Skool Dancehall. The intent of this workshop is to introduce people to Dancehall culture and teach Dancehall social steps.

After a short break the second workshop will take place:

Afro-Brazilian Workshop: 7.50pm
Dancer and facilitator Alessandra Azevedo will lead an Afro-Brazilian dance culture workshop. In this workshop, Alessandra will lead us through movements based on Afro-Brazilian historical context as it’s developed as a form of personal and artistic expression in areas where the African diaspora settled.

Go Dance for Change is a transcultural platform that uses dance as its primary tool to engage the Irish community with other  cultures, connect people, and provide inclusive, healthier and diverse spaces. They provide community participation opportunities to organisations and individuals who wish to engage effectively with and learn more about a diverse and multicultural demographic within Ireland. This is done through a variety of immersive and engaging dance-related activities such as workshops, parades, performances, and online and live events.

This workshop is free but tickets must be booked in advance. Both workshops are beginner friendly, make sure to wear comfortable clothing. The workshop takes place in the Meadow Pavilion, on the West Avenue near the Kilmainham entrance and our car park. Please arrive 10mins in advance to ensure your place and settle in.

 


About Go Dance for Change

Go Dance for Change (or just Go Dance) is a transcultural platform that uses dance as its primary tool to engage the Irish community with other cultures, connect people, and provide inclusive, healthier and diverse spaces.

We provide community participation opportunities to organisations and individuals who wish to engage effectively with and learn more about a diverse and multicultural demographic within Ireland. This is done through a variety of immersive and engaging dance-related activities such as workshops, parades, performances, and online & live events.

Go Dance for Change is based on its desire to showcase dance from around the globe. It started in 2018 focusing on rhythms originating in Africa and from the African diaspora in the Americas, placing a strong emphasis on cultural education, wellbeing, and female empowerment. Its aim is to highlight and connects the styles created by the mix of indigenous culture everywhere in the hopes of decolonising the narratives within the dance scene in Ireland.

By connecting with dance artists & facilitators, the project also empowers and supports each artist’s work while building a community within Ireland’s diverse society.

Our work is driven by cross-cultural collaborations. Our founder, Karen Aguiar is a socially engaged artist & journalist; our co-founder, Alessandra Azevedo is a dance and Capoeira facilitator, performer artist, and representative of Afro-Brazilian dance & culture in Ireland. Both have established connections between dance, women’s groups, as well as migrant & local communities who promote cultural growth through community building in Ireland.

Learn more about Go Dance for Change here.


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